A new study shows playing just one season of college football can harm a player’s brain, even if they don’t receive a concussion. Although only two of the 38 players received a concussion, more than two-thirds of them showed changes to the integrity of the white matter of their midbrains. Rotational hits—when a player’s helmet
An unhealthy diet can alter gut bacteria, resulting in low-grade persistent inflammation, in turn leading to the development of chronic diseases. Hence, identifying the dietary components that can influence gut flora may be beneficial for a healthy living. Scientists focused on the balance between dietary omega 6 and omega 3 fats in the diet. Published in
More Americans are stressed out than ever before. From tighter incomes to increased work pressures to a more divided political landscape to, of course, anguish over social media popularity, the pressure has become more than many of us can bear calmly. Anxiety, it seems, has become a national epidemic that applies across all age groups.
Two Marshall University professors have found that the style of tackling in rugby has a lower force of impact than the style of tackling in football and could potentially reduce the risk for brain injury. Their study found using the ‘rugby-style’ of tackle decreases the force of impact, and could reduce the risk of concussion.
It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily and also develop effective problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now, as part of the latest study, scientists have found that’s true even for people who get a minor concussion. In a study published in Brain Injury,
That’s the preliminary conclusion of a study of 120 U.S. college athletes who suffered concussions. Forty had ADHD; 80 did not. Of those with ADHD, half were taking stimulant medications for the disorder. Concussion symptoms averaged 12 days for athletes with ADHD who were taking medication; 10 days for those with ADHD who were not
A new study published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. has concluded that CBD attenuates the aggressiveness induced by social isolation. To determine whether the effects of CBD could alter the resident’s aggressive behavior, the researchers injected four groups, each comprising six to eight male mice, with different doses. A fifth group acted as
TBI among children and teens in the US are most often (72%) associated with everyday consumer products and activities, such as home furnishings and fixtures or sports, according to a new study published in the journal, Brain Injury. The study found that the top 10 leading products contributing to non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in children
Establishment of a protective gut microbiota population offers a compelling therapeutic avenue, as brain injury induces disruptions in the composition of the gut microbiota, i.e., gut dysbiosis, which has been shown to contribute to TBI-related neuropathology and impaired behavioral outcomes. The gut microbiome is involved in the modulation of a multitude of cellular and molecular